Just saw this photo today.
Two young girls told to stand by their parents in front of the gorilla and show him those appetising bananas.
You can see the distress it’s causing the animal. Luckily, the kids are relatively safe behind a glass wall, but what kind of parent asks his/her children to do such a foolish thing like this?
The animal has already been torn away from it’s natural environment and placed forcibly in a totally different, man-made enclosure, for the rest of it’s life, enduring daily taunts and teasing from gawking humans. On top of that, it is being tormented by food which it cannot get it’s hands on.
Until we learn to respect all other species we share the planet with, there cannot be peace and harmony for us, no matter how enriched our lives become materially.